Fugawi Marine 5 not supported for Windows XP SP3 or Windows 8.0 (but 8.1 is fully compatible)

Article FF12004, January 13, 2016

Fugawi Marine 5's system requirements evolve over time. Generally, when Microsoft discontinues mainstream support for a version of Windows, Fugawi Marine 5 conforms to that. For example, Windows XP with any Service Pack and the original Windows 8.0 are no longer supported -- though Windows 8.1 and higher are fully supported for Fugawi Marine 5 use.


Fugawi Marine 5 does not run at all on Windows XP SP3 (or less). No software changes will be implemented to accommodate Windows XP. A newer Windows operating system must be used for the software.

Recall that Windows 8.0 was introduced to the general public in late 2012 but was superseded on October 17, 2013 with a Service Pack elevating the version to Windows 8.1 (with various editions). The free update to Windows 8.1 resolved many issues for a wide variety of consumer software, including Fugawi Marine 5. As of January 13th 2016, the original Windows 8.0 is no longer granted mainstream consumer support by Microsoft. Consequently, any customer running Fugawi Marine 5 on a Windows 8 computer must have the operating system updated to at least Windows 8.1 using the regular Windows Update utility.